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Urban Gardening Volunteer Experience

Urban Gardening Volunteer Experience
Saturday, November 4 9:30 am - 1:00 pm


A casual, educational brunch gathering at a neighborhood diner, followed by a local, hands‑on field trip.  Members of GNPS's RISE team will share information on the health and climate benefits of urban green spaces.  Then we'll walk five blocks to participate first‑hand in tending a local public garden.  Once a woebegone, no‑name park, Butterfly Gardens at 18th St. and 7th Ave. is home to pollinator gardens and a school farm, thanks to community volunteers. The park's steward, HomeGrown Parks Volunteers, has invited us to join them in readying Butterfly Gardens for the winter.  HomeGrown volunteers will suggest tasks appropriate for all levels of mobility.  They will be on hand to show us the gardens and share information about volunteering to steward a NYC Park.

 Rain date 11/11/2023

RISE is made up  of 7 members of GNPS who attended an 8-week course co-sponsored by Village to Village Network and Cornell, to teach elders some basic climate science and train  to be "climate stewards," educating others about climate change and what we can do to help.

 


When:
Saturday, November 04, 2023, 9:30 AM until 1:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Where:
Meet up on PPW/16th St. Exact meeting place will be sent to registrants

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Linda S Nagel
Category:
Advocacy Event
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Dress for light gardening and for the weather. Bring your own water.
Members will pay for their own meal at Windsor Cafe.
Cancellation Policy:
Please respect your host, as well as the other GNPS members who have registered, by cancelling your registration if your plans change and you cannot attend.
Thank you.
Capacity:
15
Available Slots:
9
Attendees pay for their own charges
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